The development of new water-based fire suppression technologies has traditionally involved extensive full-scale fire performance testing. As the applications of the technologies grow larger in terms of physical dimensions and fire risks, performance testing of the systems calls for increasing and sometimes prohibitive resources both in terms of time and money. Recent developments in the capabilities of fire simulation software, especially the Fire Dynamics Simulator , suggest that some experimental effort may be replaced by computer simulations, cutting the R&D cost of fire suppression systems.
|Title of host publication||Research highlights in safety and security|
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|
|Series||VTT Research Highlights|
Vaari, J., Hostikka, S., Sikanen, T., & Paajanen, A. (2013). Numerical simulations on the performance of water-based fire suppression systems. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 42-43). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2013/R10.pdf